Miguel

buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)February 23, 2010

Did I read you having a Piilu that would not double when hard pruned?

Mine did, this is second year from a gallon.

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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

Gorgeous BorS. This year I have left mine unpruned to see if I get the doubles or not if left unpruned. Mine have never so far ever had any doubles when I pruned them hard as type IIIs. Is that from this year?? Interesting to note that there are both doubles and single blooms in close proximity. Makes you wonder if there is more to it than just pruning or not that makes the doubles???

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 6:12AM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

Forgot to say BorS that I have had doubles on Proteus which is coplanted with Piilu.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 6:17AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

It is from last year. I hard pruned to about 6 inches in Feb. Have already done so this year. It won't fit on the obelisk if I don't hard prune it.

I think this year is year 3, I am starting to lose track I have so many. LOL

It had both singles and doubles almost all of the time when it bloomed.

I don't have Proteus.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 2:34PM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

Maybe this will be Piilu's year BorS. If not, I can live with only singles since it is a relatively carefree type II that blooms quite well. I like that it remains relatively small as does my Proteus which is also normally treated as a type III for pruning purposes. Don't know if you have seen it or not, but Debbie at Silver Star Vinery has a picture of a monster Proteus plant that is grown by a friend of hers. Scroll down to its listing on the following link!

Here is a link that might be useful: Proteus at SS Vinery

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 6:06PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Yes, I have seen that photo. None of my Clems are that vigorous. I think I needed to pay a lot more attention to the holes when planting them. A lot of mine just struggle along.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2010 at 12:07AM
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